The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    08/1/2015 - 1:25 pm | View Link
  • Not So FAFSA: How to Avoid a Student Aid Scam - ABC News
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    08/1/2015 - 12:13 pm | View Link
  • Elmira woman quick to spot potential phone scam - Woolwich Observer
    ... a $700 purchase put on my Visa card.” Understanding that phone scams are commonplace, Weber ... are becoming increasingly common, according ...
    07/31/2015 - 6:40 am | View Link
  • Scammers hit grandparents with bail money fraud - Moorpark Acorn
    ... artists By Hector Gonzalez It’s so common and ... “the grandparent scam,” but the phone call ... 000.” More frauds Some recent scams ...
    07/31/2015 - 4:43 am | View Link
  • Scamwatch: charity fraud - AOL UK
    ... involve you calling a premium rate phone line starting ... Revealed: The 10 most common scamsLaunch Gallery Revealed: The 10 most common scams ...
    07/30/2015 - 3:14 pm | View Link
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  • 3 common phone scams happening this summer
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    08/21/2015 - 11:44 pm | View Link
  • Kadlub: Businesses, know your common scams
    Overpayment scams: Be cautious of customers communicating via email or phone who want to overpay for merchandise with extra money returned via wire transfer. Overpayment scams target any number of different companies including catering businesses ...
    08/18/2015 - 3:32 am | View Link
  • Scam alert: Derbyshire people warned after £23.6m lost to most common phone scam
    They have released the figure as part of National Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week 2015, which see the group's 173,000 coordinators talking to their neighbours about the "rising danger of phone scams". Neighbourhood Watch said it was the first time it had ...
    06/21/2015 - 10:52 pm | View Link
  • How to Identify and Avoid the Most Common Telephone Scams
    Even though they may sound outdated, phone scams still run rampant ... Make sure you and your loved ones know how to identify and avoid the most common telephone scams—like these. Watch Out for Fake Fundraisers and Charities Every so often, you might ...
    03/23/2015 - 5:30 am | View Link
  • Phone scams getting more common, complex in North Jersey
    “I was just kidding,” the person on the other end of the phone ... scam led to people sending thousands of dollars to people pretending to be grandchildren in trouble. “This is not new; they cycle around,” he said. “These scams seem to run ...
    09/5/2014 - 8:43 pm | View Link
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  • 5 common phone scams targeting seniors
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging the elderly to beware of phone scams. And many of these scams have gotten more sophisticated, with crooks using ...
    08/28/2015 - 2:18 pm | View Website
  • Common scams
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  • Common Scams and Frauds |
    Common Scams and Frauds. Find information on common scams and frauds that can happen to you.
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  • IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014 ...
    IRS Releases the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014; Identity Theft, Phone Scams Lead List. Español. IR-2014-16, Feb. 19, 2014. WASHINGTON — The ...
    08/27/2015 - 10:09 am | View Website
  • Common Scams | Colorado State Attorney General
    Cashiers Check Scams. More and more consumers are falling victim to a variety of scams that involve the use of forged or fraudulent cashiers checks.
    08/27/2015 - 3:00 am | View Website
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